Skip to main content

Music Guides

Spotify and Apple Music transfer on a smartphone.

How to switch from Spotify to Apple Music

You don't have to lose all those songs and playlists on your Spotify account when you switch to Apple Music. The process is easier than ever.
A child wearing the iClever Kids Bluetooth Headphones.

The best kids headphones of 2022: for fun, safety, and more

YouTube Music

What is YouTube Premium? Price, content, and more

mqa universal music group deal hi res audio man and woman listening to

How to add music to your iPhone or iPad

Soundcloud Interface on a Macbook.

How to download music from SoundCloud

A pair of blue AirPods Max sitting on a table.

How to find your lost AirPods using the Find My app

Rebirth of cool: Is vinyl ready for a second wind, or just a fad?

How to convert your vinyl to a digital format

best podcasts

The best podcasts of 2022

Person listening to spatial audio using Apple AirPods Max headphones.

What is spatial audio? Apple’s 3D sound feature fully explained

Apple Music | MacOS Catalina Hands-On

How to add family members to your Apple Music subscription

Dlyan Wireless Headphones

What is hi-res audio, and how can you experience it right now?

10 free music streaming services and trials awesome mem 2

The best hi-res audio and music download sites

Soundcloud Interface on a Macbook.

The best free music download sites that are totally legal

The best free music download sites that are totally legal

Even in the streaming era, it can be tough to find free music without breaking the law. Here, we've highlighted a few places where you can pick up free tunes.
Spotify

Spotify vs. Pandora

Spotify vs. Pandora

Spotify vs. Pandora -- which music streaming platform is best for you? From visual interface to music discovery features, we'll help you weigh these two giants.
spotify ipo lifestyle

How to download songs from Spotify

How to download songs from Spotify

So you want to download a song from Spotify? We’ll show you how to do it. Be warned, though: You will need a Spotify Premium subscription to do so.
headphones as microphone for hackers laptop girl

The best free music players for Windows PCs

The best free music players for Windows PCs

If you have a lot of downloaded music on your computer that you want to play, organize and manage, we've rounded up the best free media players to choose from.
headphones on a Mac

The best free music-making software

The best free music-making software

Need music-making software but can't afford the steep prices? Beginners and experts may want to consider our picks for the best free music-making software.
KEXP

The best internet radio stations

The best internet radio stations

Internet radio stations offer exclusive premieres, masterful mixes, and organic discussion. Here are the best internet radio stations from around the globe.
Spotify

The best music streaming services

The best music streaming services

Finding it hard to decide which music streaming service is best? From music discovery to quality, we've selected the most popular services available today.
John Williams orchestra

The best movie soundtracks of all time

The best movie soundtracks of all time

Whether you love beautiful original scores or you're a fan of perfectly compiled popular music, here's a list of the most musically inspired films of all time.
How to change your Spotify username

How to change your Spotify username

How to change your Spotify username

Spotify is a very popular way to find and share audio content, but they don't make changing your username very straightforward. We'll show you how to alter it.
Spotify

How to use Spotify

How to use Spotify

Whatever your taste in music, playlists, and podcasts, it's likely that Spotify has something you'll love. Learn how to use Spotify on your computer or phone.
music earplugs review for concert feat

The best online concerts to watch in August

The best online concerts to watch in August

Musicians continue to perform online amid social distancing, so we’ve compiled a list of major upcoming livestream concerts.
spotify ipo lifestyle

Need to cut some expenses? Here’s how to cancel Spotify Premium

Need to cut some expenses? Here’s how to cancel Spotify Premium

Spotify Premium is an indispensable service for people who stream a lot of music, but if you want to save money, you may need to cancel. Here's how to do it.
Man wearing Apple AirPods Pro.

How to play FLAC files on all of your iOS devices for the best lossless sound

How to play FLAC files on all of your iOS devices for the best lossless sound

Whether for lossless CD-quality or for better-than-CD hi-res audio, FLAC files are ideal. But if you’re an iOS user, that could be a problem -- FLAC files do not work on Apple products. Fortunately, we have some solutions. Here's what you need to know about FLAC files, and how to use them on Apple devices.
mqa universal music group deal hi res audio man and woman listening to

The best new music this week: Sturgill Simpson, Tegan and Sarah, and more

The best new music this week: Sturgill Simpson, Tegan and Sarah, and more

Every week, there are countless new records hitting the airwaves, and it's just too much for you to handle. That's why we scour the internet to find the best sounds. This week: Sturgill Simpson, Tegan and Sarah, John Coltrane, Moon Duo, The New Pornographers, and Wild Nothing.
Spotify Rap Caviar playlist displayed on an iPhone.

How to upload music to Spotify

How to upload music to Spotify

Ever wondered if you can add your private music collection to your Spotify account, so you can listen to it on-the-go? It's possible, using a feature called Local Files. It works differently than uploading music to other streaming services, but we've got a step-by-step how-to for those who want to make it happen.
pandora autoplay premium thumbprint radio

How to cancel Pandora Premium

How to cancel Pandora Premium

Figuring out how to cancel Pandora Premium can be confusing, because how you cancel it all depends on how you signed up in the first place. Just a few possible ways include iTunes, Google Play, Roku and the Amazon Appstore. Once you remember where you got it, canceling your account is easy.
Rebirth of cool: Is vinyl ready for a second wind, or just a fad?

The most valuable vinyl records on Earth, from The Beatles to The Sex Pistols

The most valuable vinyl records on Earth, from The Beatles to The Sex Pistols

From rare LPs to one-off test pressings, these are some of the most expensive vinyl records on Earth — the kind of albums that make plaid-clad record collectors and average listeners alike green with envy. They range in price from what you'd pay for a nice used car to the price of a high-end home.
vinyl recorder app

How to clean your records to keep them looking good and sounding sweet

How to clean your records to keep them looking good and sounding sweet

Vinyl records are coming back in a big way, but the sound quality can suffer if you don't keep them clean. Check out our tips for keeping your vinyl and stylus immaculate, so you can hear every single sound of your favorite tunes. After all, why bother listening to analog if all you're hearing is dirt?
songs about money

The best songs about money

The best songs about money

There may not be as many songs about money as there are songs about love, but it's a close second. If you're looking for a cash-inspired playlist to jam to on the way to work (or for any other time, really), look no further than our picks for the best songs about money. Dollar, dollar bill, y'all.
Best Playlists on Spotify

Jam out in hi-fi style with the 25 best playlists on Spotify

Jam out in hi-fi style with the 25 best playlists on Spotify

Music is the world's most potent drug, and the best playlists on Spotify will make you catch feelings. Whether you're looking for classic rock or modern hip-hop, we have you covered.
best albums of 2018 so far

The best albums of 2018

The best albums of 2018

From blockbuster releases to hidden gems, we've spent the year listening to new music from near and far, culling that massive list into our 50 favorites. Whether you like jazz, hip-hop, rock, pop, or anything in between, these are the 50 best records of the year.
Christmas tree with presents.

From Paul McCartney to Mariah Carey, this is the best holiday music

From Paul McCartney to Mariah Carey, this is the best holiday music

Whether you're a fan of classic jazz standards or modern R&B masterpieces, there's something for everyone on our playlist of the best holiday music. So pour some eggnog and curl up by the fire, this one is sure to get you in the holiday spirit, with countless classics and some modern hits to boot.

Music News

Music Features

Music Reviews

Music Videos